January 28, 2020

Your invitation quote is too high? Here’s what to do.: when to splurge and when to save

January 28, 2020

Sometimes a couple has to make really tough choices when it comes to their stationery and it can be hard to know where to splurge and where to save.  No matter what your budget is my goal is that you will have beautiful invitations that perfectly reflect your relationship and your event.  But what you decide to purchase can be tricky, and maybe you’re even suffering from a bit of sticker shock.  Do you need letterpress?  Is a wax seal worth the money?  Do you really need an envelope liner?  That’s why I’m here to help you navigate your pretty paper goods!


Your invitation quote is too high? Here’s what to do.


I always recommend starting with your dream stationery going from there.  You can complete my questionnaire right here and I’ll create a customized quote and timeline for you based on your needs today!

If the pricing is in line with your overall wedding budget and you’re ready to rock n’ roll, then it’s time to get this paper party started!  Otherwise….

Splurge when:

  • You want a super minimal look.  Single color letterpress is surprisingly not that much more expensive than digital printing, and really brings the wow factor to your invites.  Likewise, thermography isn’t that much more expensive than digital printing.
  • You have your heart set on foil.  You can’t get the same look or feel unless you’re going with real foil and while it’s definitely on the pricier end, we can find other things to cut or small ways to sneak in some gold foil — like foiling just your names, or small accents instead of larger pieces.
  • Specialty printing only one piece.  We can always digitally print the enclosure cards, and it looks just as great!

Wedding Monogram Invitations in Pink and Blue


But what if it’s more than what you were expecting?  What can you do to reduce the overall cost of your wedding stationery?  You’re supposed to spend 7-11% of your overall budget on wedding invitations, but what does that even mean?

Save when:

  • You want a super colorful invitation.  Digital printing is the way to go, here, especially when you’re working with watercolor elements.
  • You have a lot of enclosure cards.  You can always get your formal invitation specialty printed, but if you have a smaller budget and a large quantity you’ll get the most bang for your buck if you digitally print.
  • You have heart eyes for the details.  If you have all the heart eyes for wax seals, hand calligraphy, envelope liners or vellum wraps, save on printing and splurge on your must-haves instead.


Classic Blue Wedding Invitations by Blush Paper Co.


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Your invitation quote is too high? Here’s what to do.: when to splurge and when to save

Your invitation quote is too high? Here’s what to do.: when to splurge and when to save

Your invitation quote is too high? Here’s what to do.: when to splurge and when to save

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